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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

** BEIRUT – French President Emmanuel Macron visits the site of the Beirut port explosion on his second visit to Lebanon in less than a month after the devastating August 4 explosion. – 0745 GMT ** ANKARA – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu holds press conference with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum is expected to focus on developments in Libya. – 08:45 GMT ** BAABDA, Lebanon – French President Emmanuel Macron meets his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun at the presidential palace during his visit to Lebanon. – 10:30 GMT ** BRUSSELS – European Commission Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans will deliver keynote address on the Green Deal as Europe’s new growth strategy and roadmap to emerge from the Covid crisis -19. – 2:00 p.m. GMT

** TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds a brief press conference to mark Disaster Reduction Day. There will be no question and answer session.

NEW DELHI – US Vice President Mike Pence, Stephen Biegun, Assistant Secretary of the US Department of State, along with India’s Senior Ministers including Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, Trade Minister Piyush Goyal, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, will speak at a week-long virtual event hosted by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) (as of September 4) MOSCOW – Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal, accompanied by a inter-agency delegation, will meet in Moscow to discuss regional developments, in particular Libya and Syria, with Russian counterparts (Last day)

ROME / AMSTERDAM / OSLO / PARIS / BERLIN – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France and Germany (last day).

TAIPEI – Milos Vystrcil, President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, delivers a speech at the main chamber of the Legislative Assembly in Taipei. – 01h00 GMT

COPENHAGEN – WHO Europe Chief Hans Kluge speaks at COVID-19 conference in Copenhagen – 11:30 GMT

NORTH OSSETIA, Russia – 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack at Beslan school. NUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to deliver annual speech to the nation

MEXICO CITY – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his second State of the Union address. BRUSSELS – European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton speaks in an online interview with Politico Europe – 06:30 GMT.

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 2

** MOSCOW – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in Moscow. – 8:00 GMT

VENICE, Italy – Venice International Film Festival 2020 (until September 12). DUBLIN – EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier speaks in Dublin at Institute of International and European Affairs think tank – 12:00 GMT.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 ** MADRID – Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya holds a meeting with Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi in Madrid.

** TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan – Milos Vystrcil, President of the Senate of the Czech Republic, meets with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, then holds a press conference with Taiwan’s Foreign Minister. – 02:00 GMT

DUBAI – Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Mohammed al Jadaan will speak at an online forum hosted by Euromoney to discuss Saudi Arabia’s economic outlook for this year and next.

FRANKFURT – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz speaks at a banking congress in Frankfurt. – 7:15 a.m. GMT

BERLIN – German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz gives a virtual speech at the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel. – 1000 GMT

BANGKOK – Thailand’s Finance Minister Predee Daochai and Deputy Prime Minister Supattanapong Punmeechaow discuss economy and stimulus packages at business forum – 06:00 GMT.

JAMAICA – Election to the Jamaican House of Representatives. DUBLIN – EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan speaks at virtual Irish event – 13:30 GMT.

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SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 5

MUNICH, Germany – 48th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian gunmen, killing 11 Israelis. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 6 INDIA / BANGLADESH – 9th anniversary of a pact to end a 40-year dispute over the demarcation of the border between India and Bangladesh.

BOLIVIA – Presidential election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7 LONDON – Brexit talks in London (to September 11) – – – – – – – – –

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 8

** BRUSSELS – European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans speaks at an online event on the green recovery of the transport sector. – 1500 GMT

LITHUANIA – Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Defense Frank Bakke-Jensen will visit Lithuania.

EGYPT – Election to the Egyptian Senate

BRUSSELS – Brussels Economic Forum (by videoconference)

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11

IRAN, Islamic Republic of – Election of the Iranian Islamic Consultative Assembly UNITED STATES – 19th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup. BERLIN – EU Informal Meeting of Economic and Financial Affairs Ministers (until 12 September). – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12

ATHENS – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis delivers his annual speech on the state of the country’s economy.

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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

VIENNA – United Nations IAEA, Board of Governors meeting (September 18).

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TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 15

GLOBAL – International Day of Democracy.

GUATEMALA – 199th anniversary of independence.

EL SALVADOR – 199th anniversary of independence.

COSTA RICA – 199th anniversary of independence.

HONDURAS – 199th anniversary of independence.

NICARAGUA – 199th anniversary of independence. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 16

PARIS – The OECD updates the economic outlook for the G20 economies. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19 New Zealand – Referendum election.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 21

VIENNA – 64th IAEA General Conference (until September 25). BRUSSELS – EU trade ministers hold an informal meeting in Berlin to discuss current trade issues, from transatlantic relations to the World Trade Organization.

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TUESDAY 22 SEPTEMBER

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will open the high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly which will be a virtual meeting this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic with pre-recorded video speeches from heads of state.

NEW YORK CITY – World leaders participate in the 75th annual high-level segment of the United Nations General Assembly (until September 28).

BRUSSELS – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24 FALKLAND ISLANDS (Islas Malvinas) – Referendum election. BRUSSELS – Special meeting of the European Council (until September 25). BISSAU – Guinea-Bissau celebrates the 47th anniversary of the independence of Portugal. BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 28 WORLD – World Rabies Day.

SEOUL – South Korea marks the 66th anniversary of Seoul’s recovery from North Korea during the Korean War. BRUSSELS on Brexit in Brussels (until October 2).

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

** BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Competitiveness Council of the EU (Research).

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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 TORONTO – Canada hosts the World Circular Economy Forum in Toronto.

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SUNDAY 4 OCTOBER KYRGYZSTAN – Election of the Kyrgyz Supreme Council. NEW CALEDONIA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER BERLIN – Informal meeting of the meeting of EU energy ministers (until 6 October). BRUSSELS – Meeting of the Eurogroup.

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TUESDAY 6 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the EU Economic and Financial Affairs Council. – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7 HANOI – Vietnam hosts ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting in Hanoi. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER Luxembourg – Meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU (as of 09 October) – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER

TAJIKISTAN – Election of the President – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY 12 OCTOBER BRUSSELS – Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council.

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TUESDAY 13 OCTOBER LUXEMBOURG – Meeting of the General Affairs Council of the EU. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 15 OCTOBER

BRUSSELS – European Council arrives for two-day summit (until October 16)

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 17

NEW ZEALAND – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 GUINEA – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

SEYCHELLES – Election of the president – – – – – – – – –

SUNDAY 25 OCTOBER CHILE – Referendum election. – – – – – – – – –

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26 KUALA LUMPUR – Finance ministers of APEC countries meet to discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC finance ministers meeting in Malaysia (until October 28) – – – – – – – – –

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28 ** KUALA LUMPUR – APEC finance ministers meet to discuss regional macroeconomic and financial issues as well as national and regional financial policy priorities at APEC finance ministers meeting in Malaysia. – – – – – – – – –

SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER GEORGIA – Election of the Georgian Parliament.

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